Wild Meat and the Bully Burgers
In her hilarious and heartbreaking debut novel (Library Journal), Lois-Ann Yamanaka introduces the world to Lovey Nariyoshi, who comes of age in a working-class Japanese American family living in Hilo, Hawaii. Lovey longs to live in a haole (white) neighborhood and have straight blond hair and long Miss America legs.
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... furniture, faded and thread white. And each note closer and closer to the
crescendo, I feel inside me through the closed door, listen and feel. The music in
my eyes so light, so clear, each sound Jerry plays. » I I. D MEAT » > II THE
But every day now, Calhoon and me go to play with Bullv. Cal with her goat jerky
and me with my handful of milkweeds. "Gimme it, gimme it," says Calhoon as she
shoves the jerky into her mouth. She pets Bully first, who begins jumping up ...
B U L L V II I II «. ▻ II S The Land Rover can't start. My mother hits the wheel
because now we can't get to school. HOING. I always laugh when he does this,
which makes him do it more. And everyone else gets mad. Especially Larry.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kyuuketsukirui - LibraryThing
Oh, I loved this so much. This is maybe my favorite type of fiction ever, short stories about being a kid/growing up, but not for kids. I like children's lit/YA okay (some books I really love), but I ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - hsollom - LibraryThing
Personal Response: More a collection of loose vignettes than a novel, the different styles are sometimes lyrical and sometimes realistic. Lovey’s attempts to establish an identity apart from herself ... Read full review
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